Christmas parties should not be an afterthought and is a way of getting all the valued team together to say thankyou for the previous year and looking forward to the next.   The Christmas Party is one of the cutbacks many companies have implemented through the past difficult economic times, seen as an unnecessary event; as an immediate response this was true but long term this couldn’t be further from the truth and should be seen as a small investment and gratitude to your team which could cost as little as £20 and lift moral, well being and team spirit.